Intune Networks appoints Richard Brandon as Chief Marketing Officer

Former VP of Marketing at Juniper Networks joins Intune
Dublin 12th June 2012

Intune Networks is delighted to announce the appointment of Richard Brandon as its Chief Marketing Officer. 

Prior to joining Intune, Richard served as the Chief Marketing Officer at MLL Telecom, a UK operator, and as VP of Worldwide Field Marketing at Juniper Networks. 


Richard, who has also held positions at Cisco Systems and BT, said, “Intune have solved one of the fundamental problems facing the telecoms industry - how to efficiently scale packet networks over optical technology. I'm really excited to be part of the team that is bringing this technology to market."


Brandon joins Intune shortly after the recent appointment of Arthur Smith, former COO at Ciena Corporation, as Intune's Chief Operating Officer.


Ian Jenks, CEO of Intune Networks, added, "Delivering a system that can scale carriers' networks more efficiently is creating a tremendous demand for our technology. Richard adds further depth and experience to the leadership team that will help us deliver that growth."


About Intune Networks Limited (

Intune Networks has developed a brand-new networking technology, allowing telecom operators to scale networks in a way that is simpler to operate, uses fewer components and can cope with unexpected traffic demands.


Intune has created a new way of forwarding packets over long distances, developing an optical Ethernet switch that can switch packets across hundreds of kilometres. Intune's technology uses tuneable LASERs to switch packets in real-time, using the emerging standard for sub-wavelength switching. This reduces network complexity and increases connectivity by making bandwidth instantly available to any point in the network.


Intune are a venture-backed company headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, with offices in the United States and additional research and development facilities in Belfast, UK.


Richard Brandon, Biography

Richard has nearly thirty years experience in the networking and telecoms industry at both operators and equipment vendors. Prior to joining Intune he held the position of CMO at MLL Telecom, and before that he was VP of Worldwide Field Marketing at Juniper Networks.


Richard also worked at Cisco Systems as Head of Service Provider Solutions Marketing in Europe. He spent his earlier career in British Telecom, working on transmission systems, new service development and product management of network services.



Richard holds a BSc in Physics from Imperial College, London.